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Engaging older people with their care in the community
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These will always be relevant and you can opt out at any time. If you would prefer not to receive communications of this nature, please indicate: Do Not contact by email Do Not contact by post Do Not contact by telephone. Biologist, broadcaster and author of the book You're looking very well: The surprising nature of getting old. As of he holds the position of Emeritus Professor of Biology as applied to Medicine in the Department of Anatomy and developmental biology at University College London.
Biologists recognise Wolpert for elaborating and championing the ideas of positional information and positional value: molecular signals and internal cellular responses to them that enable cells to do the right thing in the right place during embryonic development. The essence of these concepts is that there is a dedicated set of molecules for spatial co-ordination of cells, identical across many species and across different developmental stages and tissues. The discovery of Hox gene codes in flies and vertebrates has largely vindicated Wolpert's positional-value concept, while identification of growth-factor morphogens in many species has supported the concept of positional information.
In addition to his scientific and research publications, he has written about his own experience of clinical depression in Malignant Sadness: The Anatomy of Depression Professor Young is a consultant geriatrician at Bradford Foundation Trust and leads a large research unit within the University of Leeds. He has also worked on two national audit projects. Read David's biography. Steve worked generically for several years as a qualified social worker but then chose to specialise in work with older adults. He has managed fieldwork, residential and day services where he has sought to work creatively to meet the needs of people with dementia — seeking to improve ways of supporting people at home as long as possible but also to make the residential experience as positive as possible when needed.
Steve has taken this work forward in recent years as a Quality Assurance Manager and latterly as a Commissioner. He is a member of the project team currently working to deliver Derbyshire's current plans for accommodation and care.
Steve also coordinates Derbyshire's dignity and respect campaign in collaboration with Derbyshire health service. The service is currently a finalist in the BMJ awards. Uta's current role is Business Development Manager for EMAS, working with health and social care stakeholders to develop new models service delivery.
- The Neutrality Imperative.
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- Keep your practice up to date with the latest clinical articles.
- Older People, 4th Edition;
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Gavin has been a Partner at Lordswood Medical Practice for 23 years, with a list size of 25, He led the development of practice premises, merger of four local practices and rationalisation of development of sites from four to three. Gavin was also part of a small group that set up Birmingham CrossCity CCG and the subsequent mergers of groups across the city to give a cross-city membership covering practice and , patients.
Barbara has been involved in the Better Care Fund planning across Birmingham for the past year on a group that evolved from their Frail Elderly Board and has started some interesting work around discharge processes this winter.
Tracy has a clinical background, is a registered general nurse, health visitor and school nurse and has worked in the NHS in clinical, clinical management and senior management for 28 years. She has a breadth of experience in general management and service improvement across secondary care, primary care and community services.
Anne's role includes management of a number of services which include commissioning teams, assistive technology services and Leicestershire's reablement service - HART. Anne is a qualified social worker who has worked in hospitals, frontline and care management teams as a practitioner and manager. Over the last two years she has worked with community health services in Leicestershire to develop integrated ways of working; latterly this has included the Integrated Crisis Response Service.
Leicestershire's HART service is a nationally-recognised reablement scheme. It was developed as a pilot in and rolled out as Leicestershire's domiciliary care reablement model from onwards.
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As a practicing GP for over 25 years and working in hospices for over 20 years, she was the originator of the Gold Standards Framework GSF for primary care in , in care homes in , acute hospitals in and other programmes, which aim for quality improvement and quality assurance in care for all people in the final years of life.
The National GSF Centre emerged from the NHS in as a not-for-profit social enterprise company and is now the leading provider of training in end of life care for generalist staff in the UK, with significant impact also internationally. Her greatest achievement, however, is as wife and mother of five children.
Claire has worked for DHCFT and with people with dementia since starting as a nursing assistant in She completed mental health nurse training in and has worked as a clinician and operational manager across inpatient, day hospital and community services since. Whilst working clinically she has been widely published in the nursing press on the subject of dementia, particularly in the areas of diagnosis disclosure, quality of life and nutrition.
Central to everything that Claire does is the belief that people with dementia can and should be enabled to live with an acceptable quality of life. As a liaison psychiatrist, he works with people with comorbid mental and physical health problems, bridging acute and mental health. He works closely with his acute medical colleagues delivering holistic care to patients with complex diagnostic and therapeutic challenges alongside the frequent need for ethical considerations. Specifically he chairs the Dementia Commissioning Coordination group in Derbyshire.
David has been a carer for a family member with dementia for some years. The Trust includes acute and community services.
The Discharge to Assess Model is a collaboration between medical, nursing and therapy teams from the acute hospital setting and community services. This model has reduced the length of stay for older people in hospital but has also enabled a review of professional practice and greater collaboration with community services. The management of chronic diseases and the long-term conditions of older people in the community is a concern for both the nurses on the frontline, and the commissioning services.
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Understanding the needs, views and experiences of this population of patients is important when developing care to address their expectations. Older patients may hold different healthcare beliefs and their views can be strong and contrary to current preventative long-term management plans. An individual holistic approach to assess their needs can improve adherence and amend misconceptions of care.
To achieve the best outcomes for older people community nurses possess a broad spectrum of knowledge of the varied chronic diseases; ranging from chronic heart and lung disorders, to musculoskeletal problems or various types and stages of dementia. They are also able to assess psychosocial as well as physical needs — and possess the critical thinking to solve a range of problems related to these.
There are several ways in which community nurses can enhance long standing therapeutic relationships with older people:.